Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

  1. July 17, 2022Chemistry Lecturer Laura Ingram awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Laura Ingram

    Laura Ingram, a Chemistry Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, has been awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Waterloo Undergraduate Association.

  2. June 30, 2022Chemistry welcomes John Corrigan as new Department Chair
    John Corrigan

    Today, Professor John Corrigan begins his four-year term as Chemistry's new Chair. Corrigan joins Waterloo from Western University. He is the 15th Chair for the Department.

  3. June 27, 2022Winners of the W.B. Pearson Medal and Dean of Science Award for Chemistry announced

    Every year, the top graduate students from each department within the Faculty of Science are nominated for two awards: the W.B. Pearson Medal and the Dean of Science Award.

Read all news
  1. Aug. 10, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Alshymaa Ali

    "Advances in two-dimensional liquid chromatography"

    Supervisor:  T. Gorecki
    Location:      C2-361

  2. Aug. 11, 2022Master's Thesis Defence - Yulia Tobolovskaya

    "The role of carbonic anhydrase in promoting CO2 capture and operation of bicarbonate-fed electrolyzers"

    Supervisor: A. Klinkova
    Location:    Remote

  3. Aug. 11, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Meixin Cheng

    "Ultrafast Dynamical Studies of Two Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"

    Supervisor:  G. Sciaini
    Locaton:      Remote

All upcoming events